Observation: Turnagain

Location: Magnum

Route & General Observations

Snow pluming off peaks.
Gathered some photos of a few slides from the last storm cycle. Most had started to fill back in.
Whumpfing along upper Davis creek, and sporadically in alders.
A handpit failed on isolation at 1700’ on facets, 60cm down, then broke in upper wind layers (60cm might be too deep for this test to produce applicable results).
A handpit at 2400’ sheared with moderate force, 30 cm down, below 4F wind deposited snow.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Snow transport.

Photos & Video
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